Babington Road, NW4

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Babington Road is a street in Hendon.





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Martina   
Added: 13 Jul 2017 21:22 GMT   

Schweppes factory
The site is now a car shop and Angels Fancy Dress shop and various bread factories are there.

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Brian Lynch   
Added: 10 Apr 2022 13:38 GMT   

Staples Mattress Factory
An architect’s design of the Staples Mattress Factory
An image found on the website of Dalzell’s Beds, in Armagh Northern Ireland.

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LATEST LONDON-WIDE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROJECT

Born here
   
Added: 16 Nov 2022 12:39 GMT   

The Pearce family lived in Gardnor Road
The Pearce family moved into Gardnor Road around 1900 after living in Fairfax walk, my Great grandfather, wife and there children are recorded living in number 4 Gardnor road in the 1911 census, yet I have been told my grand father was born in number 4 in 1902, generations of the Pearce continue living in number 4 as well other houses in the road up until the 1980’s

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Born here
   
Added: 16 Nov 2022 12:38 GMT   

The Pearce family lived in Gardnor Road
The Pearce family moved into Gardnor Road around 1900 after living in Fairfax walk, my Great grandfather, wife and there children are recorded living in number 4 Gardnor road in the 1911 census, yet I have been told my grand father was born in number 4 in 1902, generations of the Pearce continue living in number 4 as well other houses in the road up until the 1980’s

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Lived here
Phil Stubbington   
Added: 14 Nov 2022 16:28 GMT   

Numbers 60 to 70 (1901 - 1939)
A builder, Robert Maeers (1842-1919), applied to build six houses on plots 134 to 139 on the Lincoln House Estate on 5 October 1901. He received approval on 8 October 1901. These would become numbers 60 to 70 Rodenhurst Road (60 is plot 139). Robert Maeers was born in Northleigh, Devon. In 1901 he was living in 118 Elms Road with his wife Georgina, nee Bagwell. They had four children, Allan, Edwin, Alice, and Harriet, born between 1863 and 1873.
Alice Maeers was married to John Rawlins. Harriet Maeers was married to William Street.
Three of the six houses first appear on the electoral register in 1904:
Daniel Mescal “Ferncroft”
William Francis Street “Hillsboro”
Henry Elkin “Montrose”

By the 1905 electoral register all six are occupied:

Daniel Mescal “St Senans”
Henry Robert Honeywood “Grasmere”
John Rawlins “Iveydene”
William Francis Street “Hillsboro”
Walter Ernest Manning “St Hilda”
Henry Elkin “Montrose”

By 1906 house numbers replace names:

Daniel Mescal 70
Henry Robert Honeywood 68
John Rawlins 66
William Francis Street 64
Walter Ernest Manning 62
Henry Elkin 60

It’s not clear whether number 70 changed from “Ferncroft” to “St Senans” or possibly Daniel Mescal moved houses.

In any event, it can be seen that Robert Maeers’ two daughters are living in numbers 64 and 66, with, according to local information, an interconnecting door. In the 1911 census William Street is shown as a banker’s clerk. John Rawlins is a chartering clerk in shipping. Robert Maeers and his wife are also living at this address, Robert being shown as a retired builder.

By 1939 all the houses are in different ownership except number 60, where the Elkins are still in residence.


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stephen garraway   
Added: 13 Nov 2022 13:56 GMT   

Martin Street, Latimer Road
I was born at St Charlottes and lived at 14, Martin Street, Latimer Road W10 until I was 4 years old when we moved to the east end. It was my Nan Grant’s House and she was the widow of George Frederick Grant. She had two sons, George and Frederick, and one daughter, my mother Margaret Patricia.
The downstairs flat where we lived had two floors, the basement and the ground floor. The upper two floors were rented to a Scot and his family, the Smiths. He had red hair. The lights and cooker were gas and there was one cold tap over a Belfast sink. A tin bath hung on the wall. The toilet was outside in the yard. This was concreted over and faced the the rear of the opposite terraces. All the yards were segregated by high brick walls. The basement had the a "best" room with a large , dark fireplace with two painted metal Alsation ornaments and it was very dark, cold and little used.
The street lights were gas and a man came round twice daily to turn them on and off using a large pole with a hook and a lighted torch on the end. I remember men coming round the streets with carts selling hot chestnuts and muffins and also the hurdy gurdy man with his instrument and a monkey in a red jacket. I also remember the first time I saw a black man and my mother pulling me away from him. He had a Trilby and pale Mackintosh so he must of been one of the first of the Windrush people. I seem to recall he had a thin moustache.
Uncle George had a small delivery lorry but mum lost touch with him and his family. Uncle Fred went to Peabody Buildings near ST.Pauls.
My Nan was moved to a maisonette in White City around 1966, and couldn’t cope with electric lights, cookers and heating and she lost all of her neighbourhood friends. Within six months she had extreme dementia and died in a horrible ward in Tooting Bec hospital a year or so later. An awful way to end her life, being moved out of her lifelong neighbourhood even though it was slums.

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Added: 31 Oct 2022 18:47 GMT   

Memories
I lived at 7 Conder Street in a prefab from roughly 1965 to 1971 approx - happy memories- sad to see it is no more ?

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Eve Glover   
Added: 22 Oct 2022 09:28 GMT   

Shenley Road
Shenley Road is the main street in Borehamwood where the Job Centre and Blue Arrow were located

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Richard Lake   
Added: 28 Sep 2022 09:37 GMT   

Trade Union Official
John William Lake snr moved with his family to 22 De Laune Street in 1936. He was the London Branch Secretary for the Street Masons, Paviours and Road Makers Union. He had previously lived in Orange St now Copperfield St Southwark but had been forced to move because the landlord didn’t like him working from home and said it broke his lease.
John William snr died in 1940. His son John William Lake jnr also became a stone mason and at the end of World War two he was responsible for the engraving of the dates of WW2 onto the Cenotaph in Whitehall.

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Julie   
Added: 22 Sep 2022 18:30 GMT   

Well Walk, NW3 (1817 - 1818)
The home of Benthy, the Postman, with whom poet John Keats and his brother Tom lodged from early 1817 to Dec., 1818. They occupied the first floor up. Here Tom died Dec. 1, 1818. It was next door to the Welles Tavern then called ’The Green Man’."

From collected papers and photos re: No. 1 Well Walk at the library of Harvard University.

Source: No. 1, Well Walk, Hampstead. | HOLLIS for

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Brent Street The largest hamlet of Hendon parish was Brent Street.
Church Farmhouse Museum Church Farmhouse Museum was situated in a 17th-century farmhouse in Hendon – the oldest surviving dwelling in Hendon.
Hendon War Memorial Hendon War Memorial is located on the central reservation at the junction between Watford Way and The Burroughs.
Jewish Military Museum The Jewish Military Museum features exhibits about Jews serving in the British armed forces from the 18th century to the present day.
St Mary’s Church, Hendon St Mary’s Church in Hendon may date back to the Anglo-Saxon period.
St Mary’s Churchyard St Mary’s Churchyard is also known as ’Hendon Churchyard’.

NEARBY STREETS
Aerodrome Road, NW4 Aerodrome Road dates from the building of Hendon Way.
Alwyn Gardens, NW4 Alwyn Gardens is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Ansel Adams Way, HA2 Ansel Adams Way is a location in London.
Aprey Gardens, NW4 Aprey Gardens is a street in Hendon.
Bavdene Mews, NW4 Bavdene Mews is a small thoroughfare off of The Burroughs.
Belle Vue Road, NW4 Belle Vue Road is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Bob Currie Close, HA2 Bob Currie Close is a location in London.
Bonville Gardens, NW4 Bonville Gardens is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Brampton Grove, NW4 Brampton Grove is a street in Hendon.
Brampton Lane, NW4 Brampton Lane is a street in Hendon.
Breasy Place, NW4 Breasy Place is a street in Hendon.
Brent Street, NW4 Brent Street was a section of a main road north out of London.
Burroughs Gardens, NW4 Burroughs Gardens is a street in Hendon.
Burroughs Parade, NW4 Burroughs Parade is a street in Hendon.
Chapel Walk, NW4 Chapel Walk is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Church End, NW4 Church End is the original centre of Hendon.
Church Road, NW4 Church Road is an original street in the village of Hendon and connected Brent Street with Church End.
Church Terrace, NW4 Church Terrace begins at Church End and ends in Sunny Hill Park.
Colindeep Gardens, NW4 Colindeep Gardens is a street in Hendon.
Courtney House, NW4 Residential block
Cowley Place, NW4 Cowley Place is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Eaton Road, NW4 Eaton Road is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Edgeworth Avenue, NW4 Edgeworth Avenue is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Edgeworth Crescent, NW4 Edgeworth Crescent is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Egerton Gardens, NW4 Egerton Gardens is a street in Hendon.
Finchley Lane, NW4 Finchley Lane connects from Church End to Finchley.
First Avenue, NW4 First Avenue is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Florence Street, NW4 Florence Street is a street in Hendon.
Foster Street, NW4 Foster Street is a street in Hendon.
Fuller Street, NW4 Fuller Street was built before 1874.
Glebe Crescent, NW4 Glebe Crescent is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Greyhound Hill, NW4 Greyhound Hill was part of a medieval route which ran from Church End, Hendon to Mill Hill at the Three Hammers pub on the Ridgeway.
Harmony Way, NW4 Harmony Way is a street in Hendon.
Hatchcroft, NW4 Hatchcroft is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Heading Street, NW4 Heading Street dated from 1874.
Hendale Avenue, NW4 Hendale Avenue is a street in Hendon.
Heriot Road, NW4 Heriot Road is a street in Hendon.
Johns Avenue, NW4 Johns Avenue is a street in Hendon.
Linfield Close, NW4 Linfield Close is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Lodge Road, NW4 Lodge Road is a street in Hendon.
Mulberry Close, NW4 Mulberry Close is a road in the NW4 postcode area
New Brent Street, NW4 New Brent Street was built between 1843 and 1863.
Newark Parade, NW4 Newark Parade is a street in Hendon.
Newark Way, NW4 Newark Way is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Parson Street, NW4 Parson Street was already in existence by 1321.
Prince of Wales Close, NW4 Prince of Wales Close inherited the name of the former Prince of Wales Road, situated on the same spot.
Prince of Wales Road, NW4 Prince of Wales Road is a former road of Hendon.
Prothero Gardens, NW4 Prothero Gardens is a street in Hendon.
Quadrant Close, NW4 Quadrant Close is a block on the corner of Watford Way and The Burroughs.
Raleigh Close, NW4 Raleigh Close is a street in Hendon.
Ravenshurst Avenue, NW4 Ravenshurst Avenue is a street in Hendon.
Rickard Close, NW4 Rickard Close is a street in Hendon.
Sentinel Square, NW4 The Sentinel Square shopping centre dates from 1969.
Sherrock Gardens, NW4 Sherrock Gardens is a street in Hendon.
St Josephs Grove, NW4 St Josephs Grove is a street in Hendon.
St Mary’s Crescent, NW4 St Mary’s Crescent is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Studio Mews, NW4 Studio Mews is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Sunny Hill, NW4 Sunny Hill is a street in Hendon.
Sunny Place, NW4 Sunny Place is a street in Hendon.
Sutton Parade, NW4 Sutton Parade is a street in Hendon.
Swynford Gardens, NW4 Swynford Gardens is a road in the NW4 postcode area
The Burroughs, NW4 The Burroughs, now simply a road, referred to a hamlet until the 1890s.
Thornbury, NW4 Thornbury is a residential block in Church End, Hendon.
Watford Way, NW4 Watford Way runs from Hendon Central circus to Apex Corner.
West View, NW4 West View is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Wykeham Road, NW4 Wykeham Road leads north from Hendon Central station to Brampton Grove.

NEARBY PUBS
The Greyhound The Greyhound Inn is a traditional pub and is part of the old village of Hendon.
White Bear It is believed that there was an inn at the site of The White Bear since Tudor times.


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Hendon

Hendon railway station is a National Rail station situated to the west of Hendon, in the London Borough of Barnet.

The station was built by the Midland Railway in 1868 on its extension to St. Pancras. From 1875 the Midland opened a service to Victoria on the London, Chatham and Dover Railway and received coaches from the London and South Western Railway for attachment to north-bound trains.


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Hendon Central (1923)
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Hendon Park on a 1933 map
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The site of Hendon Central station (1896) The future site of the 1920s Hendon Central station (at the red marker) was anticipated on the late nineteenth century Ordnance Survey map of the area. Butcher’s Lane, later to be Queen’s Road, headed west out of Hendon proper and made a sharp northward turn towards The Burroughs on the later site of Hendon Central Circus. The site is marked with GP (Guide Post) where a sign post pointed the way. Goosebury Gardens, at the bottom of the map, was located north of what became Brent Cross Flyover. The lane which ran north all the way The Burroughs became the route of Watford Way. The North Circular Road, Watford Way and the new Hendon Central station were all part of a coordinated 1920s scheme, transforming the area completely.
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In the neighbourhood...

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Hendon was a Middlesex village, albeit large, until the arrival of the railway. The Midland Main Line reached Hendon in 1868 followed by London Underground further east under the name Hendon Central in 1923. The district is famous historically for the London Aerodrome which later became RAF Hendon.
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Hendon Central Circus (1928) This image looks north along Watford Way, some four years after construction - when the new road contained widely separated carriageways with a building between the two
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Hendon Central (1923)
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Church Farmhouse Museum from Greyhound Hill (2011)
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Greyhound Hill The photo was taken in 1912, looking down the hill towards Hendon Aerodrome.
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The site of Hendon Central station (1896) The future site of the 1920s Hendon Central station (at the red marker) was anticipated on the late nineteenth century Ordnance Survey map of the area. Butcher’s Lane, later to be Queen’s Road, headed west out of Hendon proper and made a sharp northward turn towards The Burroughs on the later site of Hendon Central Circus. The site is marked with GP (Guide Post) where a sign post pointed the way. Goosebury Gardens, at the bottom of the map, was located north of what became Brent Cross Flyover. The lane which ran north all the way The Burroughs became the route of Watford Way. The North Circular Road, Watford Way and the new Hendon Central station were all part of a coordinated 1920s scheme, transforming the area completely.
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